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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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October 24, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 43

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

It has been a thrilling October in the Sports Capital! First, the Mystics brought home a championship. Then, the Nationals swept the Cardinals to capture their first-ever National League pennant. And, now, we are ready, for the first time in 86 years, to welcome the World Series to Washington, DC. 

The Nats need four wins to take the series, and we have four tasks for all fans:

  • Don’t drive
  • Arrive early
  • Drink responsibly
  • Cheer loudly

The Nats are returning to DC with a 2-0 lead, and I know that we are all ready to cheer them on as they finish the fight. Whether you're celebrating from inside the ballpark, at a watch party, or from home, let's work together to have fun and stay safe.

Get more information about all things World Series by going to sportscapital.dc.gov and by texting “NATS” to 888-777.

Go Nats!

Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

Join Us: Annual Diwali Celebration

Diwali Celebration

On Monday, October 28, join the Bowser Administration at the Freer Gallery of Art as we celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with a lamp lighting ceremony, cultural performances, and light refreshments!

Pre-event activities, which begin at 5:00 p.m., include Diwali story book making, rangoli art, and a gallery tour. Learn more and RSVP HERE

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Next Week: 17th Street High Heel Race

High Heel Race

On Tuesday, October 29, join Mayor Bowser at the 33rd Annual 17th Street High Heel Race. The High Heel Race is one of Washington, DC's most unique and popular events. Each year, thousands of spectators flock to the event to watch drag queens show off their amazing outfits and race down 17th Street in heels. 

The parade starts at 7:00 p.m. and the race, which generally lasts fewer than ten minutes, will start at 9:00 p.m. 

RSVP to join us HERE

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34th Annual Mayor's Arts Award

Arts Awards

The 34th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, which celebrate and honor leaders, visionaries, and trendsetters who are the essence of the District’s creative economy, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on November 6, at Dock 5 (1309 5th Street, NE).

This year, for the first time ever, Washingtonians are able to vote on the winners of the Mayor’s Arts Awards. To learn more and to cast your vote, go to: dcmayorsartsawards.com

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the transformation of Grimke School, 11 years of continued enrollment growth at DC's public schools, and the World Series

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of For-Hire Vehicles, Transportation Planner

Pathways to the Middle Class

The mission of the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV) is to protect public interest by regulating the vehicle-for-hire industry to allow residents and visitors of the District of Columbia to have safe, affordable, and accessible transportation options. 

DFHV has an opening for a Transportation Planner. This position is responsible for assessing the operational effectiveness of transportation services relative to capacity, design, level-of-service, and safety. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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